Illustration of Hungarian Puli

Like the Kuvasz, the Puli owes its origins to Hungarian herding dogs of the Far East, which accompanied the Magyars as they travelled west. One of the Hungarian corded breeds, the puppy coat of loose flocks later cords naturally and provides insulation and protection. Underneath the coat the dog is lightly built and his nimble movement and agility made him fit for function. The Puli is often seen running across the backs of a closely grouped herd.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
More than once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 12 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.

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